I’m not going to claim that I have an infinite amount of power cables, Ethernet cables, USB cables, etc, but … I don’t fear their immediate extinction 😝

För den som har nåt intresse av Umeå så kan namnkartan vara kul att kolla på

Hmmm, if I’m asked to sign a copyright agreement (online) by entering my name and the system doesn’t accept any letters except a-z, have I then agreed to anything since I’m forced to use “Mostrom” which isn’t my name.

I forgot to upload this yesterday … 1248 days. Yeah, I know, I’m a nerd. Now I’ll keep my mouth shut a couple of years.


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I printed these a few years ago … I wonder if I should do something with them or just “archive” them

Mistakes were made on Wednesday … apparently it’s not a good idea to buy 226 cm tall bookshelves to be put in a room where the ceiling is at 224 cm … especially since the intention was to buy the 176 cm version 😝 And I didn’t notice while painting 🤣 Where is the saw?

Life as a cat owner: the kittens has been sleeping in my lap for 1.5h, can’t move until they wake up

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Early morning walk before starting to work.

I know that this is common in other parts of the world … but today is one of the very few days each year when it’s cooler inside (no AC) than outside

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1234 days straight … it has to be worth something, I’ll probably get an ice cream later today to celebrate, or I should perhaps wait two weeks before the next big celebration: 1248 days.

This all started a few years back when my wife had 30+ days straight and I wanted to see if I could beat her. And it seem like I succeeded (my wife is currently at 555 days).

And yes, I know it silly with this kind of gamification but … it have forced me to exercise more which is all that matters.

Downloaded what looked like an interesting app, launched it and … non-standard UI, first suspicion was “Elektron-app” and yes. Instadelete.

My experiences from my first online conference (#iticse2020)

Sigh, another program that translates “civil engineer” to Swedish as “civilingenjörer” (correct translation would be something closer to “byggnadsingenjör”, “civilingenjör” is closer to “master of science”)

My first online conference … impressions? Well, some things are better but the snacks between sessions is definitely worse (probably a good thing, I don’t need to put on any extra kilos!!)

one thing I’m really starting to dislike with online meetings is that I’ve seen more of peoples nose hair than I like. Laptop webcams is destroying our perception of people 🤣

Conferences and photography

My wish for WWDC? Smart albums in Photos on iOS/iPadOS - that’s all

It’s interesting to watch the live press conference where they present who murdered Olof Palme, they are surprisingly thorough.

(and yes, I remember where I was when the murder happened - at the student union pub, I’m pretty sure I was working and not visiting)

PhotoStatistica – looking at my photo library

I’ve now been working from home for 2.5 months and I’ll probably will continue to do this at least until end of august, perhaps until Christmas. My reaction: I really, really wish that this had been a realistic option 15-20 years ago - I really enjoy this way of working.

Ahhh, time for a short stroll through the village to catch some air … then back to report-reading (the life of a university employee)

Today was the say I sat down at 6:30 in front of the computer at home to correct some exams on the University learning platform … just to discover that it was down for maintenance. Today is going to be a great day …

One thing I’ve learned from COVID-19 is that stupidity and compassion can be found at all levels of society … although usually not in the same individuals.

Changing subject is harder than I thought

I’ve been taking photos for a few years now and during the last 10+ years it has meant a lot of martial arts photos. Technically I’ve improved a lot and my guess is that I’ve got a “hit rate” of about 80% now - with this I mean that the technical part of the photo is OK, not that the photo in itself is OK.

However, due to the pandemic etc I’ve had to start photographing other things: landscapes and a puppy. And boy, do I have problems !!

I know how I want my landscapes to look like but I’m having huge difficulties in actually making the photos looking like I imagine them. My biggest problem is in getting the right “mood” in the photos, so far I’m not able to get my photos to reflect the feeling I have when I walk around in the forest (landscape pretty much mean forest where I live). I’m getting better but I have a long way to go before they will look decent.

As for the puppy, not mine, it’s even worse, here I’m having problems of focusing when it’s running around. Which is kind of interesting because I’m pretty used to taking photos of fast paced movement when photographing martial arts. However, even if the movements are fast the people are pretty much in the same place. This means that I can to a large degree concentrate on pressing the shutter at the right time. The puppy … hmmm … let me put it this way, he is not stationary in any way what so ever. He is all over the place and it’s basically impossible to predict where he will be in a second - except when he is sleeping. So here I need to focus on actually trying to keep him in sight - this results in a lot of photos with motion blur. Well, I’m getting to know how to do this also and I’m improving but I doubt that I will ever come over 30-40% hit rate for the technical part.

The positive side is that it’s fun (and frustrating) to try something new. But it came as a complete surprise that it would be such a difficult thing to change what is in front of the lens.